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01 July 2022 Posted by 

Westpac chief economist, Besa Deda joins Melissa Paige at WEXPO

WESTPAC chief economist, Besa Deda had joined Olympian Melissa Paige Wu has as a keynote speaker at this year’s WEXPO 2022 event at Blacktown Workers Club.
WEXPO 2022 will be held at Blacktown Workers Club on October 24. This expo-style event will showcase local businesses with more than 100 stalls and 18 specialty workshops on subjects including property, health, networking, marketing, social media, culture, personal development, professional development and more.
 
Besa Deda is the event’s lunch speaker and Melissa is the breakfast speaker.
 
Besa has been the Chief Economist of St George Bank since 2008 and since 2009, she is also the Chief Economist of several large businesses within the Westpac Group. 
 
In addition to St. George Bank, these include BT, Westpac Business Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA. 
 
Prior to St George, Besa held senior economist roles with CBA and has also worked for the Colonial Group. She is the Secretary and Deputy Chair for the Australian Business Economists’ Association and is a member of the Melbourne Economic Forum. 
 
She has also previously written a regular property column for The Australian newspaper and lectured for Kaplan.
 
Melissa is an Australian diver and silver medal winner at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder and recently competed on SAS Australia.
 
WEXPO 2022 will also feature two unique round table sessions moderated by Dr Jim Taggart OAM, where up to 100 hand-picked guests will experience presentations about health and infrastructure.
 
The guests will then submit their feedback to the presentations which will be formulated into formal summary documents by Australian Catholic University Blacktown.
 
Charity partner for the event is the Better Foundation. The Blacktown News and Western Sydney Business Access (WSBA) are the official media partners.
 
Event Patron, Stephen Bali MP, said he is heartened by the support that WEXPO is gathering among the businesses of Blacktown and surrounds.
 
Event partner and gold sponsor Blacktown Workers Club has allocated the Diamond Room for stall holders plus three separate function rooms for workshops and seminars
 
Event sponsors include: Blacktown Workers Club, Syd West Multi Cultural Services, QFirst Property Investment Group and ACU.
 
Ticket and stall enquiries visit - to www.wexpo.com.au
 


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